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My Coast Guard
Commentary | Sept. 16, 2020

Solicitation for State of the Coast Guard Stories

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Hunter Medley, MyCG Writer

We all have interesting stories from our diverse experiences in the Coast Guard, not matter how junior or senior we might be in the service. 

Every year, the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, delivers his annual State of the Coast Guard Address to reflect on the organization’s successes over the past year and an outline of the shared vision for the future of the Service. 

This year, the address will focus on teamwork and how teams make the Coast Guard missions successful.

Teamwork and the ability to work together are why our workforce functions. Everyone has had different experiences along the way in their Coast Guard careers. The Commandant’s Advisory Group is encouraging everyone to come forward with their stories of working together as a team.

If you think you have a great story, please submit it! Have a great story while underway on a cutter or a part of a boat crew where being on a team has made a difference? Share it. Got a great story about a canine team? Have an incredible sea story about a cutter crew? We want to know. 

We want to know your stories. Don’t worry about the format of your submissions, but please ensure to provide us with your contact information and key details that we need to know to start forming a picture. Please spread this message far and wide! 

Please send all ideas to 

See last year's video above.


Send us your stories graphic. Have a story idea for the State of the Coast Guard Address? Send your idea to
Send us your story ideas for the 2021 State of the Coast Guard Address.